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English definition of “gain”

gain

verb [I or T] (CLOCK/WATCH)    /ɡeɪn/
If a clock or watch gains, it works too quickly and shows a time that is later than the real time: My watch has gained (by) ten minutes over the last 24 hours.Watches and clocks
(Definition of gain verb (CLOCK/WATCH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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